Bad Weather Survival Guide to Tailgating in Denver

December 2, 2012 7:00 AM

Bad Weather Survival Guide to Tailgating in Denver

" Stay warm while tailgating this season (Credit, Michelle Perez)

" Colorado is known for high altitudes and cold weather; and although we enjoy over 325 days of sunshine each year, the chilling temperatures can be downright unbearable. Don’t let that discourage you from getting out to Sports Authority Field at Mile High this season when the temperatures drop. As many loyal fans will tell you, it’s never too cold to cheer on the Broncos. Here are a few tips from expert tailgaters on how to survive bad weather in Denver.

Layer Up

At the top of the list for enduring harsh weather conditions was one of the more obvious, but underestimated. Packing on the layers came highly recommended. From long underwear, long-sleeved shirts and sweaters to several layers of socks, Denver tailgaters say layering is key to surviving blizzards and cold weather. These professionals wouldn’t miss a game on account of weather conditions and many haven’t for over a decade. “We layer really well…football tights work well. Layering is important,” vouches Jeff Johnson, a veteran tailgater for over 30 years.

Just Keep Moving

This tip comes from one of Denver’s most infamous tailgaters and Bronco-fan celebrities, the late Tim “The BarrelMan” McKernan "

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